MP Tony Clement’s regular mailing arrived yesterday It made the preposterous claim that Stephen Harper’s government is ‘Protecting Our Environment.”
Tony cites some modest achievements – none of which can count for much when the government, in close co-operation with the oil companies, leads the assault on the planet’s air (in pollution and warming) and water (pollution of Canadian waters and ocean acidification).
Our MP was recently hailed in the North Star as our country’s chief operating officer.
And a splendid one he is, but, as such, might be compared to the first mate on the Titanic: comfort and convenience for first class passengers, little concern for the majority world down there in steerage, and full speed ahead, in utter disregard of known dangers.
A. Frank Thompson.